Voluntary works

Volunteers have been involved in almost all areas of activity of the preparation of the World Social Forum since its inception in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001. Traditionally, the WSF has attracted people of all ages, genders, races, religions, linguistic and cultural groups with a wide range of backgrounds and skills, a shared commitment to the vision of the WSF process and the desire to help committees respective organization later editions of the WSF to achieve their goals.

Our volunteer program provides substantial benefits to the SecretariatFSM 2011, commissions and other organs of the Organizing Committee of the WSF 2011 in leveraging much needed technology, organization, mobilization and other skills to successfully implement implement the work plans and set goals for the successful organization of the 8th annual World Social Forum.

 The Organizing Committee of the WSF 2011 has taken the home of several universities, institutes of higher education and national schools in Dakar and in all regions of Senegal to recruit volunteers from 6000 to 7000. In particular, the committee held an informational meeting with the pan-African youth. Apart from Senegal, volunteers will be selected in neighboring countries (Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Conakry, Mali, Mauritania). Volunteers are also expected from Europe, America, Asia, etc..

Already, many young people filed their candidacies. After the selection process, selected volunteers will be trained in methods of organizing the World Social Forum. The Organizing Committee has also received commitments from local structures to make available to volunteers who specialize in first aid. It will be given priority to those who are interested in volunteering and speak French and English fluently. For those who do not live in Dakar, the Committee cannot cover any travel or accommodation expenses.

For those who veulentparticer and that the process of volunteering WSF, please download the form below and send to the secretariat WSF to the following address: volontariat

Volunteer Form